Trinity this week – January 7, 2021 – Epiphany

Hello Trinity Friends,
After some discussion with Covid Risk Management Team, the North Bay Health Unit and the Staff, it was determined that we will remain closed for in person worship this upcoming Sunday.  With rising case numbers in our region (and our province) and with the safety of our volunteers and church family in mind, we felt it was the right thing to do.  As always, the service will be livestreamed (with a small technical crew) at 10:30 am Sunday morning.  It will also be available for viewing at any other time after that as well.  We will keep assessing the situation, following the guidelines and advice of our local health unit to determine when we will be open of in person worship.  This will be posted on our website and shared via email.
If you need to reach a member of the Staff, please call the Church office or email the appropriate person. We know that a prolonged period of time away from our friends and family can be difficult – if you are in need of pastoral care or if there is any way that we can provide care or assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out to us!  
You will find the link for this week (and other week’s) worship service here Trinity’s YouTube Channel
Many of us were glued to the news yesterday, watching in shock as our American neighbours faced a terrible insurrection on their Capitol.  Our  Moderator Richard Bott offers the following prayer:
Prayer for Our US Neighbours
As we follow our newsfeeds,
and observe with horror
what is happening in the capital of the United States of America,
we call on you, Creator of All Love.
We painfully remember peaceful protests of tangible and documented injustices,
led by Black and Indigenous peoples
who were sadly met with undue hostility and violence,
and characterized as rioters,
in contrast to how the violent clashes incited by Trump supporters
on baseless claims is being responded to
and reported on.
We pray for those who are most acutely experiencing the terror caused by these actions,
and those who deeply understand the hatred and racism that such acts fuel.
We call on you, Prince of Peace,
and pray for your wisdom, your guidance, and your love,
that those who are rioting would leave Washington,
so that elected decision-makers can go back
to their chambers,
to the lawful work that they have been given
by the people of the United States.
We pray, with all that we are,
loving God.
―Moderator Richard Bott, Adele Halliday, and Alydia Smith